What beauty related stuff do you keep at work?

Filed Under (bodycare, cosmetics, heels, lip balm, lip gloss, lotions, shoes) by rinnah on 01-05-2012

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The idea for this post was generated from a random chat with Beetrice (during work hours! :P ) one fine day and I got the idea that it would be fun to see what kinds of beauty related stuff people would keep at work.

I tend to go for the minimalist approach where possible, but soon found out that what I considered minimal was a whole lot more than what some of my beauty blogger friends had (which is nothing! Paris B, I’m looking at you!). But then again, some of the stuff I’ve listed aren’t strictly make-up or skincare related. I’ve just included them because I consider them to be part of ‘beauty at work’.

Are you ready for the virtual tour? Heheh.

Essentials that I need at hand on my workstation :
- Box of tissues (for my sinuses. Atchoo!)
- Avène Thermal Spring Water spray (to combat the drying effects of the office air-conditioning)
- Small standing mirror (to check myself out; also a gift from the lovely Syen)

Hidden away inside my drawer, tucked inside a pink cosmetics pouch from Daiso :
- tiny DKNY Pure Verbena scent spray (from one of my Bellaboxes)
- Liese Juicy Shower Hair Fragrance Spray (for those days when you eat out and come back smelling like a kitchen)
- Folding comb (also picked up for a song at Daiso)
- Oil blotting papers (I ‘fess up, I have two types – both powdered and non-powdered)
- Lip balms (not one, not two, but four! Estee Lauder Lip Conditioner SPF15, Mentholatum Pure Softlips in Honeydew, Pangea Organics Lip Balm in Pyrenees Lavender with Cardamom, and Maybelline Lip Smooth in Rose – the last one is a tinted lip balm)
- Lip products (mini Smashbox Lipgloss in Buff, Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss in Rose Pearl, and Revlon Lip Butter in Sugar Plum)
- Assorted medication (for the sudden fever, cold, allergy, headache/migraine)

Also hidden inside my drawer but not in the cosmetics pouch :
- Small tub of Vaseline (original petroleum jelly type, not cream or lotion)
- Santa Verde Aloe Vera Creme in Medium (doubles as face and hand moisturiser)
- Crabtree & Evelyn India Hicks Island Living Ultra-Moisturising Hand Therapy (a gift!)
- A’kin Lavender, Geranium & Jojoba Hand, Nail & Cuticle Creme
- Vitamins (Blackmores Cold Combat, and Scott’s Vitamin C Pastilles)
- Shoe shine sponge (part of a travel toiletries set)

And last but not least, something I consider essential to beauty at work for me… uh… four pairs of high heels under my table.
- Aldo Doyscher heels in black leather (super love them – my Louboutin dupes!)
- Rockport Luciana pumps in sandstone (a new addition bought on sale…)
- Lewre work pumps in black leather (my go-to regular shoes)
- DMK peeptoe heels in camel (when black just won’t match my outfit of the day)

So, what do you keep at work that’s beauty related?

Style File : Aldo Doyscher heels

Filed Under (heels, shoes, style file) by rinnah on 11-01-2012

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Just last week, I was out for dinner with Beetrice in Orchard Road and as fate would have it, we walked past an Aldo store with a sale sign. You know what happens when girls see sales signs, right? :P

So we walked in just to ‘look-see’ (or so we told ourselves). Haha. And you already know what’s coming next…

Aldo Doyscher in black leather

Say hello to the latest (and most expensive) addition to my shoe wardrobe, Aldo’s Doyscher in black leather.

With an almost 4 1/2in heel (yes, I measured!), the Doyscher is possibly the highest high heel I’ve owned to date and if I do say so myself, it makes my legs look longer. Naturally, it is not for traipsing around on the roadsides of Singapore nor is it meant for long shopping expeditions. So for now, I shall just prance around in my heels in the office ala The Devil Wears Prada. Hehe.

The recommended retail price for Aldo’s Doyscher heels is SGD 159.00.

I figure the Doyscher will make an excellent stand-in (possible dupe?) until the day I can get my hands on these gorgeous Christian Louboutin Declic heels below. :D

Christian Louboutin Declic in black leather

Nine West Udell peep-toe heels

Filed Under (heels, shoes) by rinnah on 16-12-2008

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It’s been some time since I last posted a Shoe of the Week blogpost, and in view of the holiday/party season that’s upon us, here’s a party shoe from Nine West that I’m absolutely coveting!

Nine West Udell peep-toe heels in black
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The 4 inch heel is just the thing to add height and give the impression of mile-long legs under a Little Black Dress and oh so handy for cocktail parties right up to formal dinners. Since it’s black, it could well go with anything I own (which is mostly black, anyway) and look good too!

Nine West is currently retailing the Udell at USD 135.00 (price before shipping charges).

Nine West Sonya wedges

Filed Under (online shopping, shoes, wedges) by rinnah on 18-08-2008

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It’s a dreary, rainy Monday, but I found another Shoe of the Week to brighten up my day!

Nine West Sonya gold wedges
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These gorgeous wedges are available only in one color, and that’s the champagne gold you see above. I can imagine that it would be perfect for a variety of looks, and the ones that keep on reappearing in my mind would be a breezy sundress for a weekend wedding or paired with classic slim-cut pedal pushers and a silky camisole for those shopping sprees.

Nine West is currently offering Sonya on sale at USD 109.99 (before shipping charges).

Nine West Everless strappy open-toe heels

Filed Under (heels, online shopping, shoes) by rinnah on 22-07-2008

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This is going to be the start of a regular series of blogposts I’m calling the Shoe of the Week. (Actually, it’s just an excuse for me to indulge in virtual shoe-shopping and highlighting my favorite designs that I covet in my shoe collection. Haha.)

Nine West's Everless strappy open-toe pump in reptile skin
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This is the Everless strappy open-toe heels, under Nine West’s Boutique 9 series. I am so in love with the dainty 3″ heel and the triple straps across the front. Although this design comes in black and beige also, I think the reptile skin makes it stand out in a class of its own. It would be perfect with a little black dress and a matching reptile skin clutch for a cocktail party.

This beauty retails between USD 89.99 to 130.00 (before shipping charges).

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